Al Burt Papers 1948-2009 1961-2007


Al Burt Papers, 1948-2009, 1961-2007

Al Burt Papers 1948-2009 1961-2007

Subject files, background notes, interviews, talks, and copies of articles and columns from the noted journalist Al Burt, author of , , , and other works. Miami Herald Becalmed in the Mullet Latitudes Al Burt's Florida Tropic of Cracker

22 Linear feet; 44 boxes, including boxes for articles, columns, and Tropic features, additional audio and audiovisual materials


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Burt, Al (person)

Alvin Victor Burt Jr. (1927-2008), Miami Herald reporter and columnist, was born Sept. 11, 1927, in Oglethorpe County, Georgia but grew up at the family home in Jacksonville, Florida. In later life, he prided himself on being both a native Georgian and a native Floridian. He always described Florida as "home," however, and would immortalize its people and places in his column "Al Burt's Florida." Burt studied journalism at the University of Florida, where he was a member...